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Odisha withdraws all Covid restrictions over substantial decline in cases



With a significant reduction in cases, the government on Saturday announced the withdrawal of all COVID-19 restrictions, including mandatory wearing of masks in public places and prohibition on large gatherings, officials said.


The Health and Family Welfare Department issued a notification to this effect.


“In view of the substantial decline of COVID-19 cases in the state over the past several months, the government after careful consideration is pleased to repeal ‘The COVID-19 Regulations, 2020′ as amended from time to time; with immediate effect,” it said.


However, the government advised people to follow COVID appropriate behaviour voluntarily, as and when needed.


A total of 13,36,382 people have tested positive for the since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020, and 9,204 people have died due to it, while 53 others succumbed to comorbidities, a health official said.


As many as 13,27,039 people have recovered from the disease so far, he said.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)



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